Chris Mateer is a freelance music writer living in Portland, OR. He is the founder and writer of the Uprooted Music Revue and has been contributing regularly to No Depression. In addition to music writing, Chris teaches visual art and plays the mandolin, banjo, and drums.
As a player and music writer, Chris is always excited to share and learn more. He believes a community thrives on participation and enthusiasm, and he's thrilled to contribute.
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In the spring of 2012, two years since his move to Nashville from Detroit, Kurt Marschke connected with another Motor City transplant, JD Mack (formerly of Whitey Morgan & the 78s). After searching for new musical blood to make a new record with, Kurt and JD partnered up with Brad Pemberton (Ryan Adams & The Cardinals), Mike Webb (Poco), Pete Finney (Dixie Chicks, Hank Jr.), Kim Collins (Smoking…Continue
Posted on May 22, 2013 at 9:00am
Although José González may be best known for his acoustic solo albums (2007's In Our Nature and 2003's Veneer), his band Junip is not to be mistaken as a "José González and friends" kind of project. Instead, the trio has from the start, always been equally composed of José Gonzaléz, Elias Araya, and Tobias Winterkorn.
The Swedish group put things somewhat on hold for Mr. Gonzaléz's success as a solo artist, but in 2010 finally dropped their…Continue
Posted on May 16, 2013 at 9:30am
This week, enigmatic songwriter, vocalist, and frequent collaborator Mark Lanegan follows up his recent densely layered solo album, Blues Funeral, with a new project with British songwriter and guitarist Duke Garwood. The two met in 2009 at a Soulsavers show (who Lanegan has made two albums with) and the idea was born for the two to make a record together. The result, Black Pudding (Ipecac), is a mostly acoustic affair between Duke Garwood’s incredible guitar work…Continue
Posted on May 13, 2013 at 8:30am — 1 Comment
The second annual Wildwood Music Fest will be held this summer in Willamina, OR on July 19-21st. This year the festival/ campout has expanded from a one-day to a two-day music event. Attendees can camp, take in some stellar performances, and enjoy some fantastic locally sourced food. Although new to may national festival-goers, Wildwood offers some of the best music, food, and communal camaraderie anyway. Last year's inaugural…Continue
Posted on April 18, 2013 at 9:00am